Motivate Students with Digital Badges

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Motivate students with digital badges. The Mac Arthur Foundation defines a digital badge as “an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online.

Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

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Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Noah and I sat down at the Friendly Place in San Antonio a few years back and he began to passionately explain and sketch out his digital badging ideas for an entire district. I recently caught up with Noah and asked him to share his passion and expertise about digital badging.

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Easy to Use Tool For Digital Badges

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Credly Great how-to content, flexible features boost digital badge tool Pros: Super-simple features and excellent how-to info make it easy to get started. Bottom Line: A useful tool for issuing digital badges.

Digital Badges: A Simple Way to Motivate

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Digital Badges have started to become a big deal in the everyday classroom. Why do students care about badges? In all of the video games and apps that your students are playing, they earn badges. Kids (and adults) love collecting those badges in the games they play. In turn, they can quickly love collecting badges in your classroom. So after reading this, you may be thinking 2 things: 1) How do I create badges? Badge List Makewav.es

How digital badges are shaking up teacher PD

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Digital badging has arrived on the scene as a leading contender to close this gap and help provide teachers with a clear path to professional growth, and the micro-credentials to prove it. The Badging Benefit. Badges provide a unique opportunity to allow teachers to expand their professional knowledge in ways that are relevant, valuable and engaging. Badges are earned based on learning evidence rather than just seat time.

Digital Badges: A Simple Way to Motivate

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Digital Badges have started to become a big deal in the everyday classroom. Why do students care about badges? In all of the video games and apps that your students are playing, they earn badges. Kids (and adults) love collecting those badges in the games they play. In turn, they can quickly love collecting badges in your classroom. So after reading this, you may be thinking 2 things: 1) How do I create badges? Badge List Makewav.es

Goal: Design a Badge

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Goal: Design a badge for your students or another colleague. Accomplish this goal: For the past 4 years, I integrated badges into my courses and trainings to motivate, engage, add some fun to the curriculum, and build a community. Digital badges are having the same impact. When I started giving badges in my online conferences and in my online courses, I noticed teachers and learners posting all over Facebook and on Twitter. Digital badges , by shellyterrell.

How Do You Patent an Edtech Idea, Anyway?

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So when she developed Read Ahead , a tool to transform any digital text into a guided reading activity in seconds, her thoughts went to patenting it. “I While creators in the edtech space often feel they’ve made something patent-worthy, two problems usually stand in the way. She opened up to EdSurge about the process she went through to give would-be edtech inventors a glimpse into the trials and tribulations involved in getting a patent. Who Owns Digital Badges?

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning and Investment,” which is part of CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent series for edWeb, three superintendents who’ve been in the trenches for all aspects of district edtech plans discussed effective financial planning for technology. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Catch the #FlipgridFever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Share your topic link on Twitter with the hashtag #FlipgridFever You might also add some other hashtags like #studentvoice #k12 #futureready or #edtech Why hashtags? You’ll earn a cool badge, new bragging rights on your resume, and you’ll be a part of an active community of Flipgrid users. If you respond to at least 10 topics and keep a spreadsheet of your response links, you’ll get a Flipgrid Community Builder badge. .

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

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Those building, funding and using edtech tools must similarly wrestle with these concerns. Now, educators are focused on linking edtech tools directly to student learning outcomes. Open digital badges. What’s the dark horse of edtech? (An

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How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

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Well you can take the same concept and create your own digital version of an advent calendar. Tis the season to inspire active learning with a click and learn digital countdown calendar! In your digital calendar, you will present a nugget of learning, each day as a gift! Award a digital badge for each task as an added bonus! Simply attached the mission card and badges from the book to each day. Create a Digital Calendar.

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Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

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The last week of June I am attending the Badge Summit and ISTE convention in my hometown, San Antonio. June 24th, catch us at the Badge Summit. June 27th, from 11:45 am–12:45 pm, in Room 301BC, I will be part of the ISTE panel, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , along with digital badging gurus Rich Dixon, Noah Geisel, and Cate Tolnai. June 27th for fun at Edtech Karaoke.

31 Days of Digital Goodies

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Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Keep reading to find out how to make your own interactive digital calendar. Check out the 2013 Digital Ideas Advent Calendar for more great ideas !

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

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If you attend any of my presentations in Chicago or attend virtually by watching any of the live streamed interviews and presentations shared on Twitter( @ShellTerrell ), then you have the opportunity to receive a digital badge and to receive some incredible giveaways!

31 Days of Digital Goodies

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Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Keep reading to find out how to make your own interactive digital calendar. Check out the 2013 Digital Ideas Advent Calendar for more great ideas !

Open Badges in Elementary School

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Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. And Amy, you’re working with digital badges or open badges in elementary school. What are open badges, and how does this work with elementary kids? What is a digital badge and how do students earn one? Vicki: So how do they earn these badges? What are you finding out about using badges?

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve learned to use free web tools to design headers on different social networks, graphics for books and digital badges, banners, flyers, parent newsletters, programs, digital magazines, book covers, logos, and more!

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students. More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Seesaw is the student engagement platform and digital portfolio tool I use with my elementary students. More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

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Additionally, our students need guidance in realizing their self worth and seeing themselves as individuals in a digital world. Below are the slides ( free to download ), resources, and ideas to help you be a guide to your learners as they navigate a vast digital world where their choices make such an enormous impact. Byte-Sized POTENTIAL in a Digital World of POSSIBILITIES @ShellTerrell #iceindiana #ice2015 #ditchbook #edchat pic.twitter.com/6gvPLH5zLF.

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems.

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Beyond Badges: Why Personalized Learning Advocates Need to Care about Blockchain

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While digital badging and its underlying technical approach points a way forward to solving some of the issues associated with a ‘distributed proof of learning’ system, there has emerged another approach that might hold even more promise: blockchain technology. The post Beyond Badges: Why Personalized Learning Advocates Need to Care about Blockchain appeared first on Doug Levin | EdTech Strategies.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

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Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices. Find the Google Doc handout with digital icebreakers, like Digital Bingo, here. Does your VLE have forums, offer badges, or allow you to embed? Get a foundation in pedagogy and instructional practices that support digital collaboration and literacy.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Online options that assess digital literacy. Digital Literacy–What is it?

The 7 C’s of Meaningful Learning Begin with Citizenship

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Additionally, our students need guidance in realizing their self worth and seeing themselves as individuals in a digital world. Below are the slides ( free to download ), resources, and ideas to help you be a guide to your learners as they navigate a vast digital world where their choices make such an enormous impact. Byte-Sized POTENTIAL in a Digital World of POSSIBILITIES @ShellTerrell #iceindiana #ice2015 #ditchbook #edchat pic.twitter.com/6gvPLH5zLF.

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

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BECOME AN INSIDER: Sign up access to exclusive EdTech videos, whitepapers and articles. The APS Digital Badge Program: The APS Digital Badge Program uses microcredentials to describe student success across five key areas: collaboration, critical thinking, information literacy, invention and self-direction. Once in high school, students can choose to move their badges from internal networks to public-facing social sites such as LinkedIn.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

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Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices. Below are slides, resources, and bookmarks to help you get your students to reflect effectively on their digital acts. GET YOUR COPY OF THE 30 GOALS FOR TEACHERS OR LEARNING TO GO , WHICH HAS DIGITAL AND MOBILE ACTIVITIES AND HANDOUTS. Some Digital Icebreakers.

STEAM Up Learning Outdoors! 15+ Ideas to Try Now or this Summer!

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Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Observation logs are just one of the 32 resources in Hacking Learning with Edtech Missions.

With the Internet of Things, Smart Dishwashers Can Give Kids Chores

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In the latest twist on parenting in the digital age, smart dishwashers, coffeemakers, washers and dryers made by BSH—sold under brand names including Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau—can now assign chores to children. S’moresUp’s founders also hope to integrate with digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Future features on the product roadmap include digital badges and reports on children’s behavior measured by the app.

Micro Scholarship Resource Supports Aspiring College Students

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It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

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As a group, we called for a reimagining of community college, including moving toward more alignment with industry and more digital options. But are community colleges ready for this digital transformation? Consider also that the economic model of most Online Program Managers, or OPMs —the edtech firms that have powered much of four-year institutions online growth—focus on higher-cost graduate degree programs.

DIY Professional Learning

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Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates. After completing the program, educators join a community of passionate digital making practitioners.

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

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Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. These digital projects, or what I often call, “ learning missions ,” are adaptable and can be used to teach different age groups (children to adults) and subjects and achieve various learning objectives.

BloomBoard Appoints New CEO, Restructures Focus Around Micro-Credentials

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To tackle this major problem, Digital Promise , a nonprofit founded in 2008 with authorization from Congress, has been steadfastly working on a framework for “ micro-credentials.” These digital badges aim to signal that teachers can perform or demonstrate the skill for which they were awarded. Classroom videos, student work samples and lesson plans are among the materials—which are accessible via the badge—serve as evidence.